Style request: International journal of Psychoanalysis


I'd like to request a style for The International Journal of Psychoanalysis (IJP), if that would be possible.

Here's a link to the online style documentation:

For additional models, the link above directs to use NLM format as documented here:

A freely available paper formatted with the desired style can be viewed here:
(I was able to view it freely, in any case. I hope it works for others)

The existing style that seems closest is Neuropsychopharmacology (NPP), dated 2012-02-06, as downloaded from the Zotero style repository yesterday. Here are the divergences I've noted; I've tried to be comprehensive.

All uses of et al (eg, in in-text citation and in references list) need to have a period after "et al":
NPP: et al
IJP: et al.

There should be no space after the colon following the volume of the journal:
NPP: Kanner L (1943). Autistic disturbances of affective contact. Nerv Child 2: 217–250.
IJP: Kanner L (1943). Autistic disturbances of affective contact. Nerv Child 2:217–250.

The place and publisher should be at the end of all book citations rather than in the parentheses with the publication date, place needs to come first; book names whould be in sentence case (only the first letter capitalized):
NPP: Miller JH (Fordham University Press: New York, 2005). Literature as Conduct: Speech Acts in Henry James. .
IJP: Miller JH (2005). Literature as conduct: speech acts in Henry James. New York: Fordham University Press.

For citations of book sections, the book editor need to be added after the book section title (preceded by "In " and followed by "editor."), the pages of the sections should come before the place and publisher (with "p. " added), the place needs to come before the publisher, and titles should be in sentence case:
NPP: Laplanche J, Pontalis J-B (2003). Fantasy and the Origins of Sexuality. Unconscious Phantasy 107–144.
IJP: Laplanche J, Pontalis J-B (2003). Fantasy and the origins of sexuality. In Steiner R, editor. Unconscious phantasy, p. 107–144. London: Karnac.

Here's an example of a book with different editions - the number of the edition needs to be added:
NPP: American Psychiatric Association (American Psychiatric Association: Washington, DC, 1980). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM III. .
IJP: American Psychiatric Association (1980). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM III. 3rd edition. Washinton, DC: American Psychiatric Association.

Wherever they occur in the reference list, hyperlinks should not be enclosed in brackets and they should appear as links (is that possible?):
NPP: < hxxp:// >

Internet information is presented very differently in the two styles. Here's the IJP's generic example:
IJP: All about chocolate [Internet]. Vienna, VA: National Confectioners Association (NCA); ©1999-2004 [accessed 24 March 2007]. Available from:

Here's an example without an author, based in part on the NLM guidelines; I'm not sure which Zotero field the "[Internet]" designation comes from and the name of the website is not in italics:
NPP: Dog. Wikipedia at < hxxp:// >.
IJP: Dog [Internet]. Wikipedia [accessed 26 Feb 2012]. Available from:

Here's an on-line newspaper article - the IJP style is what I came up from trying to follow the guidelines for NLM also. I'm not sure if a copyright statement is needed or if a place is needed, and like above, the website name is not italicized:
NPP: Mcdonald JB (2012). “The Lifespan of a Fact,” by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal. The New York Times at < hxxp:// >.
IJP: Mcdonald JB. The Lifespan of a Fact. New York Times [Internet]. 21 Feb 2012 [accessed 21 Feb 2012]. Available from:

I haven't found an example of how to cite films, which is something I need to do in my current project - both a film as such and a youtube video.

I hope this is enough information. Thank you very much for your time!
  • Hello,

    I just realized that there is another problem with the in-text citations: IJP wants page numbers of direct citations to appear after the date; these are not included in NPP.

    Thanks again.
  • ok - there's a bit of a backlog, might be a couple of weeks until I get to this.
  • Well that is no problem, and thank you.

    Now that I've tried to formalize the differences a bit, maybe I'll be able to get further with creating/modifying a style. If so, I'll post.
  • that style has been in the repository since may - sorry I didn't let you know.
  • The actual style of the IJP has the title without quotation marks and the journal names abbreviated.
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